Publication names new deputy editor, executive editor positions

Elizabeth Guider has been named deputy editor of Variety and Daily Variety and Timothy M. Gray has been named executive editor, it was announced by Variety Editor-in-Chief Peter Bart.

Guider, who grew up in the Deep South, joined Variety in 1983 in the Rome bureau. She served in London from 1986 to 1990 and then covered television in New York. In 1999 she was named executive editor, with responsibilities for Variety, Daily Variety and Daily Variety Gotham. She also had specific oversight of foreign coverage. She writes an occasional column for weekly Variety called Voiceover.

Guider, who holds a Ph.D. in Renaissance studies from New York U., is married to Walter Collins and lives in Studio City.

Gray has held a number of positions at the paper, most recently as managing editor. He works on Variety, Daily Variety and Daily Variety Gotham; among his contributions are some of the papers’ more shameless headlines.

Aside from editorial duties, he writes the Reel Life column and covers such events as the Academy Awards and the Cannes Film Festival.

He was born in Santa Monica and studied in L.A., Santa Barbara and London.

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